JANINE8969's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JANINE8969 JANINE8969's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847672 Well, I am thinking about taking a fitness challenge at my local gym. Its an 8 week comittment, which is right up my alley! Started my NutriBullet smoothie this morning. I love the way it helps my tummy and skin. Wishing all my OA Sparkteam members and Manifesting members a great day! Short and sweet......yep......that is how I like this blog today! Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:55:53 EST A great way to start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843895 So EXCITED about the New Year! Been feeling really good and hopeful. Not even looking back at 2014. Its great to have the family feel the same way. Optimistic is such a part of my life now. <BR> I love leading the OA Sparkteam and we have some beautiful souls on there. They make me feel so connected and loved. I am wishing everyone peace and happiness. Have some goals related to Spark and my teams. My Manifesting team needs a little push and I am going to get them there! Happy New Ye... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 12:57:02 EST On the mend..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829014 The cold and flu has hit the Johnson house and we are all on the mend before the holidays arrive! One of my clients has been diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. She was in remission for a year and I take care of her and her dogs. Needless to say, this has been a really big blow to our family. It puts things in perspective, that is for sure. I am just getting back into leading the OA Sparkteam as I, unintentionally, let it fall to the wayside with everything going on. Glad I apologized t... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 09:17:50 EST OMG....REALLY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800285 So, I noticed that I haven't posted anything since July. I yelled out SLACKER to myself! LOL! But moving forward.....I need to commit. A lot of things have been going on in my life and making some life decisions. My little girl is turning 5 in November and I am just a MESS over that! It's really hard to watch her grow.....I remember her birth like it was yesterday. Children change you and it did me for the better. I am a really scared mother of 45 since she is an only child and I woul... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:59:28 EST Good Evening.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737490 Thought it would be nice to do a little blog in the evening time to change my routine. Lot of changes taking place involving my pet sitting jobs. Working smarter not harder. Picked up some new clients and some of my long time clients have changed residencies. We parted on wonderful terms with pictures, gifts and tears! Its all good. Looking forward to the next couple of weeks as I am making time for myself and focusing on the things I truly want to do. I am hopeful. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:18:34 EST A new way..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707309 Having a good morning and going to hold onto that for the day. Its nice when the weather outside attributes to that! 70 degree weather here in Michigan and we are loving it for the short months that we have it. Thinking about all the wonderful people on my Sparkteams! I have become a team leader for THE SECRET sparkteam along with the OA sparkteam. Its always a joy to fill my life with people that inspire me and these teams do that! I would like to take the opportunity to praise my High... Sat, 31 May 2014 08:14:51 EST Changes..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684320 Today there were changes to all the Sparkteams. Going to take a little time to get used to but I am optimistic. I really have to say that I am really proud of all the members of the OA Sparkteam!!! I wanted to tell you that your stories inspire me, keep me sane, make me smile and cry at the same time. They also let me know that I am not alone with this disease. I think that my HP inspires me to keep at this team as if it were like family.....IT IS FAMILY!!! I hope everyone has a wonderfu... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:17:21 EST Feeling good..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676954 I was so proud of myself yesterday for noticing my hunger signals. Eating just enough to feel satisfied and not over doing it to feel stuffed. Can you believe I only had one piece of chocolate on EASTER of all days!!! That is a really weakness for me but I was proud. I look at its as really putting my life first. Don't get me wrong...I am still heavy but moving forward to a path of being healthy and sexy....FOR ME. I sometimes look at the overweight and unhealthy people out there and it ... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:08:54 EST New Path? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665573 I have felt so behind in things lately due to my own procrastination. I sat back the other day and felt like, ok Janine, there are people who are do-ers and people who are not. Which one do you want to be? I really deep down want to be a do-er. Have you ever been drawn to people that have such a zest for life but feel like you can't have that in your life because of certain circumstances or people you have in yours? I feel like I have been held down by so many things and most of them pro... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 10:13:41 EST Yep..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622190 Its one of those days...Days where I want to make some changes in my jobs....Really take into consideration my travel, pay and the such. You see, I need to do for myself physically and emotionally. I would like to do it before the end of march because I don't want to run at this speed during the summer. I want to spend more time with my little girl as I have chosen to homeschool and still make money to help out the household. My hubby is the major breadwinner and found a job that he reall... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:12:28 EST Its a good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606113 So, I gained a .1 of a pound but that is due to the wonderful womanhood that is a visit monthly! Uggh....may be too much information but I have to be honest about my weight gain and losses. Really have to get back to using the nutrition tracker. I know it really has helped me in the past and sometimes I just must think that I can keep track of it all in my head but deep down I can't. So.....that is my focus today along with my water. I wanted to wish a good morning to my OA Sparkteam! Wo... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 11:57:36 EST Really? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591159 Don't you love it when a spouse thinks he can shoot off his mouth about your job without having anything to back it up? Well.....he got an earful from me and I don't care. I am doing the best I can with my pet sit jobs and starting to homeschool our daughter. Oh and by the way MISTER MOUTH, since when was it MY responsibility to be the only one to homeschool? Oh..forgot about that didn't you. That is ok. He got it today with me walking out of the room and telling him to spend the day with... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:57:24 EST Good Morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581666 My day is off to a really good start. Have a lot of positive thoughts floating in this brain! Going to a face to face meeting at 10 am, therapist at 1130am and then I have some pet sit jobs that need to be done. I am really glad that I changed cake and cupcake prices for my business for the New Year. Also, added some new pet sit jobs and thinking about leaving one within the next year. I have homeschooling things that I need to look into and get started with my smart little whippersnappe... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 09:14:56 EST I don't want to be a pity party..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561283 I don't if it is just being cranky in general....but when I look back over my life (which we all do) I notice how a lot of people in my life don't "get" me. Even when I have shown or told them what I needed. Has this happened to anyone? It seems to be sticking with me and not letting up. I don't know if getting older, you don't put up with so much anymore in trying to seek happiness but I feel ME time coming on for the long haul. I question myself. Have you given all you can? Do you re... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:37:16 EST Feels Peaceful........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548893 It feels like a really peaceful day for me today. Really want to stay connected to my Higher Power as I feel more grounded when I do. I have been doing really well with my nutrition tracker and I am so glad to be getting in my 8 glasses of water a day. That means a lot to me since I used to be an avid "Diet Coke" supporter! Uggh.....I know that is soooo not good for you. My stomach is probably saying "THANK GOD SHE FOUND THE WATER!" LOL! It is even to the point that I am not drinking ic... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 08:30:29 EST What a whirlwind...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538224 Well, hubby lost job and I am happy as odd as that may sound! They were not helping his health any and I think this is going to be a wonderful opportunity for him to find his path. Sky turned 4 on November 2nd and had a blast at her birthday party....We did too! I never thought, as an adult, that I would be jumping around and sliding on those huge bouncies! At my weight, 238, I really didn't care how I looked. I was there to have fun and make it memorable for my daughter. As the Holiday... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:47:50 EST Peaceful.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529166 Well, I have my daughter's 4th birthday party tomorrow and looking forward to enjoying it. Also, looking forward to the "afterwards". You see, I have a plan in hand to implement a lot of exercise into my life and not let the HOLIDAYS take over as they have so many times in the past. I wanted to say that I love all my pals on the OA Sparkteam and that I feel lonely without them! Yes.....YOU KEEP ME GOING and I am so proud to lead OUR team! I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween. I... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 10:58:37 EST Whew...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520168 Woke up sore today but getting better. Looking forward to starting my day getting my pet sit jobs done (enjoying every minute with my daughter and the puppies). I have been a little sad lately because my daughter's birthday is around the corner and it is hard for me to watch her grow so fast. Plus, wanting another child at my age has been in my mind for a while along with my husband. It seems that wanting a second child and trying for one is a lot harder than the first....you see, my daug... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:38:48 EST So far so good..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518374 Wanted to say Good Morning to all my Sparklers and my OA Sparteam! Woke up in a good mood this morning. Feeling motivated. Its funny, my husband made this huge breakfast and set it in front of me and I told him to take it and eat it. He said "I wish you would of told me". I said "I wish you would have asked". You see, this is a real breakthrough for me because otherwise I would have folded up like a snail and ate it. NO WAY. Sticking to my breakfast routine of my Amazing Grass Superfood... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 09:45:58 EST Feeling really down.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513094 Just feeling like on of those days and I really don't want to attribute it to being a Monday. Has anyone ever felt....BESIDES SPARKPEOPLE WEBSITE, that media websites and cell phones make life a little bit more stressful? I get agitated with it sometimes. I think for today.....I am not going to answer every text, look at every post on Facebook and enjoy my day. I think this is where my stress is coming from. If you look at all of us on our cell phones in the world....we look like Zombies... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:20:57 EST Good morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509663 Woke up feeling good this morning even though I had little sleep! Looking forward to tracking my food to the fullest today. Looking forward to getting in my 8 cups of water and by passing all those fast food restaurants that BLOAT me to the hilt! Kind of scary what you can get for a dollar....BUT in defense of that there have been healthy choices. I am starting to get excited about cooking at home. You see, as a baker, its a little bit different because I bake for other people. So....I ... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:01:02 EST Good Morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507757 I am wishing everyone a Blessed day! Been sticking to my superfood green drinks that are a healthy way to give me energy and fill me up! Looking to start a really good way of portion control. Like, I think eating only half of what I make is a good start. I have a small bowl and plate that I will fill up instead of a normal sized one to feel that I am getting quite a bit. No more fast food. I consider Subway NOT fast food, especially when I leave the cheese and dressing off. Getting back... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 08:53:54 EST It is going to be a good one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489924 Woke up with renewed spirit this morning....don't know why but NOT questioning it either! I am proud of myself as I made a TIRAMISU dessert for my parent's birthday party this evening. Proud that I attempted it and if I don't say so myself....turned out really well. <BR> Have had some animal heartbreak lately in the home with some guinea pigs, mice and gerbil passings. My sanctuary has some really old but goodies. I know they are in a better place and have to remember why GOD needs them... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:30:45 EST Have to get right! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476422 Guess the topic today is being held accountable. For all of my actions! Thinking about going back to my face to face meetings on Saturday. I miss the girls but I know that I haven't bottomed out yet in my disease but that doesn't mean I can't start from where I am from. I had bottomed out in March and really haven't gone that deep again....AMEN! So, I ask myself "Janine, what are you afraid of?' I think its the control in me thinking I can always do it on my own with no help. I feel, how... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 06:33:17 EST Short and Sweet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466562 Just wanted to wish all my SPARKLERS a great day! Been keeping in touch with my Higher Power and looking forward to getting on the right path with weight loss. Just gotta keep moving! <em>9</em> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:16:03 EST Walking slow but moving forward.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462722 This seems to be my theme today. You know when you join Spark and you have all the intentions of getting it right. Logging in everyday. Doing a blog everyday. That was my intention. Has it been done? No....but today, for some reason, I have to put this first. To be honest, when I am on the computer....this is the only website that makes me feel good. I just LOVE spinning that wheel for points! Its funny how something so simple can be so FUN! I have been doing a lot of soul searching ... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 07:08:13 EST Decisions.....Decisions..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432791 Its amazing how changes stare you in the face but more so when you are not happy. As if I have to make a decision THIS MINUTE.....ugggh....I know the changes would take off some added stress and I could get to a calmer place in my mind. Wanting my HIGHER POWER to definitely pick up some of the slack...that is for sure. HE already knows how I feel....its doing my legwork that I haven't been doing that is causing me to feel this way. Got up early this morning to do another order for my "Cup... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 08:27:05 EST Will it end? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430349 Boy,,,,,this sadness really just keeps lingering. I have been having thoughts about changing some of the things in my pet sitting business. Hubby and I started going back to couples therapy and just really having a hard time with my life in general. I think back to a time when I was really happy and you know...its really been few and far between. I think the first thing that is really bothering me is that I do a lot of traveling for my pet sitting business. I have a gas guzzler SUV and t... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 09:16:07 EST Just Down... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422821 Feeling down as I think I bit off more than I can chew, but for a good cause. I am doing a fundraiser for my dog Molly McButter. She has a malignant mammary tumor but with surgery her prognosis is GREAT! So, with my wonderful brainstorming, I came up with CUPCAKES FOR CANCER. Oh yes, 23 dozen cupcakes between now and August 14th when it ends. That doesn't include birthday and graduation cakes! Am I happy? YES! Am I sad? Yes! Happy because I have already raised $325 toward a $400 goal.... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:26:14 EST Its going to be a good one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414039 So, the sadness of DQ has left me! I have been getting busy with my own cake business. Yesterday, I decided to raise some funds, with my cupcakes, for my dog Molly McButter. She has a mammary tumor that is malignant and I am going to get it removed. She is only 8 years old and we love her! I also have a turtle birthday cake due tomorrow, two dozen fundraiser cupcakes for Thursday, one dozen fundraiser cupcakes for Friday, three dozen cupcake donations for a dog rescue garage sale and two... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 08:35:24 EST Very, Very Sad...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396080 I am very sad....DQ let me know, OVER A TEXT, that they didn't need me anymore. That they only needed my cake decorating skills for Mother's Day and Father's Day. <BR> I have been crying since Monday and I think its because this was the time that my cake talents were really going to shine. I wasn't this upset when I left the first time. I was tired then. The hours they gave me the second time around were great and then this....I am really asking God what he wants me to do with my cakes beca... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:58:42 EST Good Day..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391682 Even though my day has not started out so well (battery needed for truck), I am going to choose to make it a good one. I notice I feel so much better when I get on Sparkpeople in the morning. It really sets me on a good path for the day. I feel like I have a lot of Sparklers out there trying there best to get their health issues in order. I have to remember that in my moments of lonliness.....my SPARKLERS are OUT there....doing the same thing. Having the same feelings and moments of happ... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:41:49 EST Not too bad.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387794 I am glad I made it a point to get on here today and keep up like I said I would. Ok, so its not everyday, but we are working towards that goal! I had some wonderful members of my Sparkteam share their inspirational stories and I really love that....its like a little treasure in my life to know what they are experiencing and how it applies to my recovery. I hope all my SPARKLERS are doing well today and wishing everyone some good energy! The weather in Michigan has been a little depressing... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:06:05 EST Excuses? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384281 Always say I am going to post everyday and then I let so much get in the way. This was suppose to be about my weightloss, my goals for me, putting myself first. Guess what happens...doing everything else but. Well, short and simple....JUST DO IT DARNIT! Stop procrastinating. <BR> Also, question for all my SPARKLERS out there.....is anyone into home or herbal remedies? I seem to be having a problem with fatigue and its due to my schedule which I am changing up a bit in the next few days s... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:27:29 EST Focused... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373399 I have been really having a hard time with things lately. This however, isn't stopping me but has slowed me down emotionally a little bit. What is really bothering me today is that I feel I give to much to other people and don't receive in return. Has anyone felt this way or is it me? Even the people closest to me and I just want to drop it and focus back on me. I am really trying to create a personal space that only certain people are allowed in and if that means some relationships go b... Fri, 31 May 2013 08:51:08 EST OK so one week.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356160 I had all of my Sparklers on my mind last night as I wanted to post, however, I am sure most of you know what it must be like to get home at 11 pm after starting your day at 5 am!! So, I knew that I was going to be on here this morning. I am so glad to see that all of you are doing well. I am doing well also. Just getting my Dairy Queen schedule set as I don't want to overdo it like I did last time. Its better the second time around. I feel that I really can make a contribution. I had a... Tue, 14 May 2013 10:41:12 EST Wow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349261 How time can slip away from me and I promised myself that I would write a blog everyday. This is the goal. I really want to get back on track. I was called back to DQ to decorate cakes as they had been in bad shape since I left. Unforseen circumstances with one cake decorator and a new one that I am working with until she gets the swing of things. What is funny is that both of us live in the same mobile home park! LOL! Well, I am wishing my SPARKLERS a good day.... Tue, 7 May 2013 23:41:19 EST Grateful.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334945 Having a good morning so far! Praying to God that this stays with me throughout the day. Decided to take leadership of the OA Spark Team. Asking God to keep me on the right path of leadership, including honesty....I am wishing all my sparklers a great day and ONE DAY AT A TIME! Thu, 25 Apr 2013 07:45:07 EST Cleaning..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324995 Since I started attending OA, I have been cleaning house in the friends department. Really just taking a look at who belongs and who doesn't...including on the SPARK. I need to keep people whom support me and that more important, I do the same FOR THEM. Thank you for all of your support SPARKLERS. Its nice to have this to come home to along with OA. Excited that I lost one pound and very excited about getting my daughters Easter pictures done (a little late). Gonna cry because they grow... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:52:03 EST Going with the Flow..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319337 I think I am just going to "be" today. If I stumble, I am asking God to help. I want to enjoy today. Don't like this rainy weather, even that is a mood bummer! Wishing all my SPARKLERS and very good day! Giving you the support to keep you on your path of success! Thu, 11 Apr 2013 08:11:47 EST Letting Him take the wheel..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316917 Its one of those days that I am asking my Higher Power for a lot of help and that's ok. That is what HE is here for. Been working my OA program and going to be doing some reading online today as well as attend some online meetings. Getting ready to also put some work into my cake decorating and see where it takes me. Looking forward to swimming with my daughter at playgroup on April 19th. Hope everyone is doing well and making progress! Tue, 9 Apr 2013 09:32:47 EST Relieved. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307323 Went to my first OA meeting on Saturday and felt some relief. I think this is where I belong along with Spark. I am wishing all my Sparklers a great day! Mon, 1 Apr 2013 10:26:52 EST To be.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302867 Today is just going to be a day of "being". I don't want to think about my weight, I don't want to think about anything except getting my jobs done. I don't want to stop at any fast food places and I really don't want to think about food in general. I have been dealing with anger and depression these last few days and I just want to be on autopilot for TODAY. I am sure some of you can relate. I wanted to thank all those wonderful SPARKLERS who posted on my last blog sending me waves of e... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:42:29 EST From Peace to Depression..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301061 I have had such a sad late afternoon. Seriously thinking about joining Overeaters Anonymous. I am mad, sad, eat everything in sight when I am this way. Finish my daughter's food, finish my husband's food and I am just REALLY REALLY MAD!!! I just don't feel like I will ever get there, I am tired all the time, haven't went to the gym and giving away all my clothes except for a few that I am comfortable in. I am tired of this.....tired of not being happy. Yes....one week until that time of t... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:07:23 EST The sound of peace? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299179 Maybe just for today but I am taking it! My head seems just a bit peaceful. Not going to worry about things today. Not really going to have people put their drama on me but instead follow my own path with my own issues. Going to really rely on God and Saint Jude today. I never knew how many excuses I could come up with for not doing something. Whether it was losing weight, cleaning, praying, budgeting....then when I procrastinate I wonder why I am bored?! Its a spiral isn't it? I once ... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:57:30 EST Thoughts to type..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295937 I don't know if this happens to everyone but I woke up with no real stress today. Sometimes I wake up with either anxiety or slackness of the day! Its nice to be in this space right now. Going to enjoy it. I would like some thoughts on how to pull back on sugar for me and my child. I want to go with natural sugars in fruit, etc. After the news this morning about a suicide in middle school close to our hometown, homeschooling is always looking like the better choice. Has anyone ever tri... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 08:42:09 EST Learning..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293336 Putting yourself first isn't as easy and smooth as I thought it would be! LOL! You can really meet a lot of resistance from the people close to you....Today is the day that I really need to rely on God and focus on some life changing prayer. Not just for me but my family. I need to learn how to feed my daughter correctly. Make it fun, you know! We love watching the Sprout show and some of the recipes on the Noodle and Doodle show are so cute and nutritious! I think something like that ... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:52:17 EST Good and short! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290778 Today is going to be the day I want it to be. Making good choices, tracking my food, getting some exercise in, going to pray for all the help I need when I get tempted and not letting ANYTHING deter me from this today! Wishing all my SPARKLERS the best that they can be because TODAY is such a gift! Love you all! <em>224</em> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 09:00:51 EST Whatever..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289540 Gained 2.5 pounds and bummed a little but not. I know how I put it on and still did it anyway. So, I told myself....why do you eat when you are not hungry or when OTHER people eat and you are full? That is their hunger, Janine, not yours. Yesterday, I only felt hungry once and had a sandwich and was fine until 6pm when I wanted dinner. So, I ate here and there and got full but then made dinner at 730 and ate that...just a really bad choice and of course the scale reflected that this morn... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 07:51:13 EST Finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283524 Well, my last day at DQ was 3/10/13. I cried. I needed to. I have so much ahead of me to try and figure out my path in this life. Feel like I am already struggling with money but the less I have...sometimes the more content, spiritual wise, I feel. The hard part is trying to decompress from doing the weekend job since July. Will I know what to do with myself? Relate to my husband? Make sure my health and the health of my daughter are on the right track? Sometimes when you work a lot, y... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 07:06:37 EST